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June 21, 1992 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he came to the United States from Korea 31 years ago, he was Chang Joon Kim, dishwasher and busboy. Now, he is Jay C. Kim, 53, the prosperous owner of an engineering firm and mayor of Diamond Bar, well on his way to becoming the first Korean-American elected to Congress. "I never dreamed that I would become a congressman," Kim said, as amazed as anyone that he captured the Republican nomination in the new 41st District, an area of burgeoning--and white-majority--suburbs where Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties meet.
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December 4, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former U.S. Rep. Jay Kim, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to accepting more than $250,000 in illegal campaign contributions and spent two months in home detention, has taken out papers to run again for Congress--this time in San Bernardino County. Kim, who in 1992 as a Republican from Diamond Bar became the first Korean American elected to Congress, paid the $1,367 filing fee this week and said he will decide by Friday's deadline whether to return the papers and seek election in the 42nd District.
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December 19, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Korean Airlines and Hyundai Motor America were fined a record total of $850,000 Monday after pleading guilty to making illegal contributions to the 1992 campaign of Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar). Assistant U.S. Atty. Stephen A. Mansfield said the South Korea-based airline and automobile company have both agreed to cooperate with "an ongoing investigation into campaign finance fraud." The U.S.
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April 17, 1999 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former California Rep. Jay Kim's political fund-raising arm has filed for bankruptcy, casting doubt on whether the $170,000 fine levied against the committee for campaign contribution violations will ever be paid. In an interview, the former Diamond Bar congressman said he has suffered enough and is not personally responsible for the fine owed by the committee. Assistant U.S. Atty.
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December 10, 1996 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pleading guilty to campaign finance fraud, the American subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate Haitai International paid a $400,000 fine Monday for illegally laundering a $2,800 contribution to the election campaign of Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar). In a plea agreement with the government, the company also admitted that three top officers tried to obstruct an FBI investigation into the illicit donations.
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May 31, 1996 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hyundai controller Paul Koh was found not guilty Thursday of conspiring to illegally contribute corporate money to the 1992 election campaign of Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar). Immediately after he was acquitted of charges that could have put him in federal prison for 10 years, Koh let out a loud moan of relief and hugged his attorneys, Jerome Roth and Bart Williams. His wife, Angie, was removed sobbing from the downtown courtroom at the request of U.S. Court Judge Richard A. Paez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Korean Airlines pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of making illegal campaign contributions to the 1992 campaign of Diamond Bar congressman Jay C. Kim. Assistant U.S. Atty. Stephen A. Mansfield said the airline--which entered the plea to a grand jury indictment returned earlier in the day--has "agreed to cooperate in an ongoing criminal investigation into campaign finance funds."
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February 9, 1994 | ERIC BAILEY and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The race for Orange County's 69th Assembly District seat has barely begun, but already some local Democrats say Santa Ana Councilman Ted R. Moreno has stumbled out of the starting blocks. In recent days, local politicos have wondered aloud about the 26-year-old Democrat's role in the 1992 congressional campaign of Rep. Jay C. Kim, the Diamond Bar Republican under federal investigation for alleged violations of campaign, labor and tax laws.
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December 8, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep.-elect Jay C. Kim, one of Orange County's two new congressmen, said Monday that he will sell his lucrative civil engineering business to avoid possible conflicts of interest stemming from its large portfolio of government contracts. "I actually have less than 5% federal contracts. But that isn't the issue. Perception is the issue," said Kim, 53, a Republican and former Diamond Bar mayor who is the first Korean-American elected to Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1993
In response to the Orange County congressional delegation voting against motor voter registration--thank goodness it passed anyway. At such a critical time for our fundamental political process, to oppose making it easier for more citizens to vote feels like a crime against America! Surely, Reps. (Christopher) Cox, (Robert K.) Dornan, (Jay C.) Kim, (Ron) Packard, (Dana) Rohrabacher and (Ed) Royce's votes do not represent the will of their constituents--do they? BILL STRAHAN Project Shame Brea
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1998 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outgoing Republican lawmaker Jay C. Kim, who closed his congressional offices a month before his term ends, resurfaced Wednesday to deny reports he abandoned his constituents and to add his voice to the impeachment debate roiling Washington. Kim made the remarks in an interview published Wednesday by the Ontario-based Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. It was the congressman's first public statement since the news last week that he had closed his offices in Yorba Linda, Ontario and Washington.
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December 12, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where is Jay Kim? The outgoing Republican congressman, who lost his reelection bid in June after pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, has closed his congressional offices in Southern California and Washington a month before his term ends, leaving constituents scrambling to get help. Phone calls to Kim's offices in Yorba Linda, Ontario and Washington went unanswered this week, with no answering machine or forwarding number to assist callers.
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October 10, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House Ethics Committee has agreed that Rep. Jay C. Kim violated congressional rules of conduct by taking illegal corporate and foreign contributions, but has decided to take no disciplinary action because the Diamond Bar Republican is leaving office in January. In a 173-page report released via the Internet on Friday, the committee said its investigators had uncovered some improprieties outside the scope of the FBI's three-year probe of Kim's fund-raising activities.
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October 8, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Jay C. Kim, convicted of campaign finance crimes, has asked to be relieved from supervised probation so he can move to South Korea to host a television talk show modeled after CNN's "Larry King Live." Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they will oppose any termination of Kim's probation, contending that his "already lenient" sentence would be "transformed into an exceptionally brief slap on the wrist."
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June 20, 1998 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His electronic ankle bracelet off and the worst of his sentence behind him, Rep. Jay Kim (R-Diamond Bar) planned to return to his district today for the first time since a judge placed him under home detention two months ago. Denied by voters the GOP nomination in the 41st Congressional District this month, Kim flies home a lame duck as his historic political congressional career winds to an inauspicious close.
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June 3, 1998 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican Rep. Jay Kim--already sentenced by the courts to wear an electronic surveillance bracelet for campaign finance fraud--lost his bid Tuesday to avoid the ultimate political punishment from voters in his Diamond Bar district. Elsewhere in California's congressional races, former Republican Rep. Robert K. Dornan appeared headed for victory in his quest to resurrect his political career by winning the GOP nomination for the Garden Grove seat he lost to Democratic Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1998
U.S. Rep. Jay C. Kim has asked to put off serving his two-month federal sentence of part-time house detention until after the June primary election, saying it will place him at a disadvantage in the hotly contested Republican race. But government prosecutors balked in papers filed Monday with U.S. District Judge Richard A. Paez.
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October 17, 1997
A Los Angeles federal judge has postponed the sentencing of Rep. Jay C. Kim (R-Diamond Bar) and his wife, June, to Jan. 14 after they pleaded guilty in August to misdemeanor charges of knowingly accepting and concealing more than $230,000 in illegal campaign contributions from corporate and foreign donors. The Kims were to have been sentenced Oct. 23, but Judge Richard A.
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May 7, 1998 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was not the room-temperature ham-and-cheese omelets that roused these political junkies to a City of Industry hotel banquet room at the otherwise ungodly hour of 7:30 one recent Friday morning. What brought them out was the season's first campaign forum in the 41st Congressional District and the candidates who would show up for it--or, more accurately, the candidate who wouldn't. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Congressman Kim can't be here," an aide from Washington said cryptically.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1998 | From Staff and Wire reports
Breaking from the long-standing tradition of supporting incumbents, congressional Republicans have voted formally to remain neutral in GOP Rep. Jay Kim's primary battle. Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.), chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee, said the decision by the group's executive committee was "a very large departure" from the custom under which the party supports all GOP representatives for renomination.
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